Lulu Yilun Chen

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17 Jan 2019 | 12:42 PM

‘Game of Thrones’ is coming to phones in China, thanks to Tencent

Tencent Holdings Ltd will soon release a test version of a 'Game Of Thrones' game for smartphones, after winning exclusive Chinese rights to distribute the title based on the mega-popular TV series.

Tencent said its upcoming GOT mobile title is a simulation that will let players assume identities such as that of Tyrion Lannister, relive key moments like the infamous Red Wedding and visit well-known locales. — AFP Relaxnews
14 Jan 2019 | 4:20 PM

WeChat’s star founder seeks second act for China’s super-app

Allen Zhang stepped on stage to wrap up a long day of presentations at a Tencent Holdings Ltd conference. Four hours later, the WeChat founder had methodically torn apart his own brainchild before mapping out the next act for China’s premier super-app.

Zhang’s creation – a mash-up of WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, Yelp, Paypal, Twitter and Kindle – has become intertwined with the daily lives of just about every Chinese person. Yet he confessed WeChat risks becoming obsolete. — Bloomberg
11 Jan 2019 | 4:23 PM

Alibaba-backed AI startup said to mull up to US$1bil IPO

Megvii, the owner of facial recognition developer Face++, is considering an initial public offering in Hong Kong that could net as much as US$1bil (RM4.09bil), people familiar with the matter said.

Megvii’s AI technology has been used by more than 260 Chinese cities and helped police arrest more than 10,000 people. — Reuters
11 Dec 2018 | 4:00 PM

Tencent Music executive is accused of defrauding early investor

Tencent Music Executive Is Accused of Defrauding Early Investor

Tencent Music, which competes with products from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and NetEase Inc, has been scooping up content. — Reuters
16 Nov 2018 | 6:36 PM

Tencent culls WeChat accounts in China’s latest content clean-up

Tencent Holdings Ltd plans to rein in content on WeChat by culling the number of public accounts on the platform, responding to the latest in a series of Chinese government clean-ups that’s rattled the Internet sector.

27 Oct 2018 | 10:00 AM

China halts special approval process for new games

China’s regulators have ended the issuance of game licenses through a stopgap approval process, people familiar with the matter said, closing the last known official path for making money from new titles in the world’s biggest gaming market.

China is restructuring how it review games for violence, gambling and other sensitive topics. — AFP
24 Aug 2018 | 2:00 PM

Fortnite, Tencent and the fate of world’s biggest game market

Tencent Holdings Ltd, the world’s biggest games company, needs some help from Fortnite, the world’s hottest game.

Tencent is still at square one with the mobile version of Fortnite, the most popular version globally. — Bloomberg
14 Aug 2018 | 7:00 PM

Tencent drops after China shuts down 'Monster Hunter: World' following debut

Tencent Holdings slumped after taking another hit to its gaming business when regulators told the social media giant to remove Monster Hunter: World from its PC downloads service just days after the action title’s debut.

‘Monster Hunter: World’, the latest instalment in the series from Japan’s Capcom is one of the most popular games this year. — Capcom
13 Aug 2018 | 1:00 PM

Chinese bike-sharing giant investigates sexual harassment case

Mobike, China’s bike-sharing startup recently acquired by neighborhood services giant Meituan Dianping, said it is investigating sexual harassment allegations against a manager at the US$3bil (RM12bil) company.

The company received a report from a female employee that a manager allegedly sexually harassed her and two other female workers. — Bloomberg
12 Jul 2018 | 5:07 PM

China’s risqué live-streaming apps are now objectifying men too

Chinese live-streaming apps that built their billion-dollar empires leveraging women’s physical appeal are now tapping into their spending power.

Icons for live-streaming applications YY Inc and Momo Inc on a smartphone in Hong Kong, China. Chinese live-streaming and hookup apps that built their billion-dollar empires leveraging women's physical appeal are now tapping into their spending power. — Bloomberg